Supplementary Information (Tables) 2019-2020

Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

1. Introduction to the Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

The 2016 to 2019 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS) presents the Government of Canada’s sustainable development goals and targets, as required by the Federal Sustainable Development Act. The Canadian Grain Commission adheres to the principles of the FSDS, and while not bound formally by the Act, supports reporting on the implementation of the Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy

2. Sustainable development at the Canadian Grain Commission

The Canadian Grain Commission’s Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy for 2017 to 2020 describes the department’s actions in support of achieving a low-carbon government. This supplementary information table presents available results for the departmental actions pertinent to this goal. Previous years’ supplementary information tables are posted on the Canadian Grain Commission website.

Environmental performance considerations are integrated into the procurement decision-making process. All Canadian Grain Commission procurement and materiel management specialists have completed the Canada School of Public Service Green Procurement course or equivalent. The performance evaluation of the manager of the Procurement, Contracting and Materiel Management group includes support and contribution toward green procurement. The Canadian Grain Commission leverages common-use procurement instruments where available and feasible, trains acquisition cardholders on green procurement and has increased awareness of the Policy on Green Procurement among managers. The Canadian Grain Commission also strives to reduce the number of printers in its offices as well as replace older less efficient printers with more environmentally friendly equipment.

3. Departmental performance by FSDS goal

The following tables provide performance information on departmental action[s] in support of the FSDS goals listed in section 2.

Context: Low-Carbon Government

Although the Canadian Grain Commission is not bound by the Federal Sustainable Development Act and is not required to develop a full Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy, the Canadian Grain Commission adheres to the principles of the FSDS by implementing the Policy on Green Procurement.

The Policy on Green Procurement supports the Government of Canada’s effort to promote environmental stewardship. In keeping with the objectives of the policy, the Canadian Grain Commission supports sustainable development by integrating environmental performance considerations into the procurement decision making process through the actions described in the “FSDS goal: low-carbon government” in section 2.

The following table provides performance information on departmental actions in support of the FSDS goal listed in section 2.

Low-Carbon Government: The Government of Canada leads by example by making its operations low-carbon
FSDS target(s) FSDS contributing action(s) Corresponding departmental action(s) Starting point(s) Performance indicator(s) Target(s) Results achieved Contribution by each departmental result to the FSDS goal and target
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from federal government buildings and fleets by 40% below 2005 levels by 2030, with an aspiration to achieve it by 2025 Improve the energy efficiency of our buildings/operations* Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable
Modernize our fleet Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable
Support the transition to a low-carbon economy through green procurement
  • Integrate environmental considerations into procurement management processes and controls
  • Ensure that decision makers have the necessary training and awareness to support green procurement
  • Ensure that key officials include contributions to, and support for, the Government of Canada Policy on Green Procurement objectives in their performance evaluations
Starting Point: 2013-14 baseline = 100%
Target: 100%
Performance Indicator: Percentage of specialists in procurement and materiel management who have completed training on green procurement.
Starting Point: 2014-15 baseline = 100% (1 position)
Target: 100% (1 position)
Performance Indicator: Percentage and number of managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel management whose performance evaluation includes support and contribution towards green procurement in the current fiscal year.
Starting Point: 2014-15 baseline = 1 printer : 5 full-time equivalents (FTEs)
Target: 1 printer : 14 FTEs
Performance Indicator: Ratio of printers to full-time equivalents.
  • Target met: 100% (1 specialist in procurement and materiel management has completed training on green procurement).
  • Target met: 100% (1 manager and functional head of procurement and materiel management whose performance evaluation includes support and contribution towards green procurement in the current fiscal year).
  • Target met: Results indicate a ratio of 395 employees / 26 printers =15.192
Reduction of procurement and use of printers meet and exceed the goal of 14:1 for printers to employees at the Canadian Grain Commission.
Demonstrate innovative technologies Footnote 1 Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable
Promote sustainable travel practices Footnote 1 Senior management review and approval of travel. Restricted to required travel only. Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable
Understand climate change impacts and build resilience Footnote 1 Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable
Improve transparency and accountability Footnote 2 Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable
Develop policy for low carbon governmentFootnote 2 Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable

4. Report on integrating sustainable development

During the 2019–20 reporting cycle, Canadian Grain Commission had no proposals that required a strategic environmental assessment (SEA) and no public statements were produced


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